Dick continues a series of conversations with people about conflict and steps towards forgiveness. Or not. Today he speaks with Kenan Trebincevic who returned to his native Bosnia to track down neighbors who turned on his family. He found he is not ready to forgive.
When actress Angelina Jolie told the world she’d elected to have a preventive double mastectomy, people paid attention. For Nell Boeschenstein, the story was personal. Nell also carries the BRCA-1 gene, and had a preventive double mastectomy at 31 years old.
Jason Puracal was working in Nicaragua when he was wrongfully convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison and taken to one of the worst prisons in the country, La Modelo. His sister Janis, a lawyer in Seattle, led the charge for his release which eventually occurred 2 ½ years later.
The recession has not been kind to American children. Recent census figures say that one of every seven Americans is living in poverty, and that children are feeling the worst of that, particularly African American and other minority kids living in cities. Ten-year-old Diane Burley has been living in a hotel room for the past four months. It’s a single room and she’s there with her mother Melissa and her siblings Elijah, Natasha, Jaylin and Davion. Melissa says she can get the family back on their feet. All she needs is a job. Also: a listener's scary story of finding a man living in her attic.